Tuesday, August 26, 2014

What if Memorization IS Teaching How to Learn?

They say kids need to memorize their arithmetic. Other "they"s say kids need to learn how to figure things out on their own. Now they say memorization builds the brain that can figure things out.
(The "math wars" refers to a battle between math teachers that has been going on at least three decades now: to emphasize understanding or performance?)

50 years of pop wisdom is wrong


Aristotle was right.

People with self control are happier.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

A Scientific Approach to Good Luck


Talk of making luck always reminds me of Heinlein's quote about making luck on a national scale.